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6976709   Fusilier John Crawford
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/08/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/05/1913
Died: 30/12/1939 (Died of Illness)
Age: 26
John Crawford was born on 19th May 1913 in Cookstown. He was the son of Mrs McMahon, Orritor Street, Cookstown. The 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers were patrolling the front line between Comines and Deulemont in late December 1939. During this time Fusilier John Crawford is thought to have taken ill with hypothermia and was taken to a in a General Hospital in France where he died later.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Grand-Luce War Cemetery
  Le Grand-Luce, Sarthe
Grave Ref: Row A Grave 12
CWGC Casualty 2846589
Le Grand-Luce is about 27 kilometres south-east of Le Mans. Follow the D304 road to Le Grand-Luce. Turn right at the entrance of the village and then right again to the top of a steep road and then left in front of the chateau wall. Le Grand-Luce Cemetery stands on the left just after the Communal Cemetery. A Cross of Sacrifice is erected in the plot
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 313
References and Links
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1 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier John Crawford's grave can be purchased here
2 Château du Grand-Lucé history
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023